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NBC
Jan 29, 2013 7:00am EST
to las vegas to talk about immigration reform, president obama's trip comes after a group of bipartisan senators unveiled their plan for dealing with the roughly 11 million undocumented people living here in the united states. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that. >> reporter: president obama will give new details to the policies he first map ped out to years ago and will call on congress to pass an immigration reform bill quickly. president obama, putting the spotlight on immigration reform today. a campaign promise echoed in his inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president turning up the heat on congress, by taking his case to nevada, where latinos make up 27% of the population. luis baraljas will be in the audience, working to gain citizenship. >> we need to feel free in this country. freedom is what this country presumes to be. >> reporter: remarks today will mirror the speech he gave two years ag
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
: on tuesday, president obama will travel to las vegas, nevada, to talk about another big goal. immigration reform. political analysts say that the clock is ticking for him to get something done on that issue as well. >>> mark halperin, a senior political analyst for msnbc and "time" magazine. >> good morning. >> we don't want this to be another health care. it took a lot of political capitol. some say it took its eye off the economy ball at the time. with the gun debate, risk of expending too much political capital at the expense of immigration or other big-ticket things? >> there is that risk. but we saw at the president's inaugural address, the president wants to get big things done. some like immigration, like deficit reduction, immigration, are things that he talked about all along. this is a new issue, gun control. we are about to see the biggest effort ever by a president and vice president to try and change america's gun control laws, it will take some time. the president will stick through this year. >> is that because it works? he'll take it on the road. >> he has thi
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
. >> reporter: white house officials say on tuesday president obama will travel to las vegas, nevada, to talk about another big goal for his second term. that is immigration reform. political analysts say the clock is ticking for him to get something done on that issue, as well. lester? >> kristin welker, thank you. >>> mark halpern is a senior political analyst for msnbc as well as "time" magazine. >> good morning. >> want to pick up what we heard at the end of the story. we don't want this to be another health care. that did take a lot of political capital. some say the administration took its eye off the economy ball at the time. with the gun debate, is there the risk of expending, again, too much political capital at the expense of immigration? over some other big-ticket things he wants to deal with? >> there is that risk. but as we saw in the inaugural address, he wants to use the second term to get big things done. things like immigration, deficit reduction, immigration, things that he talked about all along. this is a new issue, the gun control issue. we're about to see the bi
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 9:00am EST
worsen. >>> president obama unveiled his immigration reform today in las vegas, just a day after bipartisan group of senators laid out their own comprehensive plan. among the proposals in that senate plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already living in the u.s. and an increased security presence on our nation's borders. >>> a major policy change could be on the way for the boy scouts of america. the organization's board of directors may reverse a ban on gay scouts and scout leaders, leaving it up to the local troops to decide. if approved, the national policy change could go into effect next week. >>> billions of dollars of aid are heading to victims of superstorm sandy. monday, the senate approved the $50 billion to provide help to hard-hit homes and businesses three months after the storm slammed the northeast. president obama says he will sign it as soon as it hits his desk. >>> a programming note, special report tonight on "dateline," the story of abducted college student mickey shoonic and the hunt for her assailant. "missing mickey." >>> a woman used
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 4:00am PST
obama immigration reform is a first term promise not kept. >> there's room for us to come together and get something done. >> reporter: for republicans it could be a key to winning in 2016. last year 70% of hispanics voted for president obama. >> we're losing dramatically the hispanic vote which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. >> reporter: the president will talk about it in vegas. >> is he looking to play politics or solve the problem. >> reporter: the president speaks tuesday. lawmakers lay out their reform plan today. what we'll see today is just an outline. remember, they have to work out details. snoom of them. >>> president obama and secretary of state clinton were interviewed for the first time together on "60 minutes." they talked about their battles during the 2008 campaign and their relationship during the last four years. >> we had such agreement on what needed to be done for our country. >> made for tough debates. >> it did. >> we could never figure out what we were different on. hillary mentioned, you know, part of our bond is we've been through a lot of
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 4:30am EST
today. i'm veronica de la cruz. this week, president obama puts immigration reform front and center on his agenda. on tuesday he will outline his overhaul in a major speech in las vegas, and even a bipartisan group of senators is on board to reform the system that impacts 11 million undocumented people in america. tracie potts has details for us. good morning. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. remember, this was a first-term promise not kept by president obama. tough time getting this through. lawmakers now, as you noted, democrats and republicans, are working together. they think they have the outline for something that may work in terms of tighter border patrols and employer verification, a guest worker program, and even a pass for citizenship for illegal immigrants. it's something that both sides, democrats and republicans, want, and in some cases both sides need. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows, in an illegal status. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll. secondly, latino voters expect it. thirdly, democra
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 4:00am EST
obama's promise was comprehensive reform. now, they're trying to get it done in the second term. mara. >> tracie potts, thanks for that. >>> we're learning more about that gefs stating fire that swept through a brazilian nightclub killed 233 people. nbc's annabel roberts joins us with the latest. what is the latest on the investigation? >> reporter: good morning, mara. well, i understand that actually a fourth person has now been detained by police, held for questioning so that makes two co-owners of the nightclub.the head of security at that club and a band member. and really investigations are focusing on why the fire spread so quickly. it appears that a member of the band lit some kind of pyrotechnic that set fire to the ceiling that was covered in some very flammable insulation. and investigations are focusing on that, i've heard but i cannot confirm at this stage that the fire club's safety permit had actually expired last year and it was in the process of getting that permit renewed. obviously, a lot of questions to be answered in the coming days. but as we speak, there are stil
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am EST
for immigration reform. that's president obama's hope he laid out his platform with our sister spanish network telemundo. >> we know what's needed when it comes to border security. we know what's needed dealing with employers who may unlawfully hire undocumented workers. we know what the pathway to citizenship looks like abdomen what the criteria should be. so, really the issue here is not so much technical, as political. i'd like to see it done in the first half of the year. >>> hope remains for the search of a missing air force pilot off the coast of italy today. captain lucas guntner disappeared three days ago during a nighttime mission. his wife describes him as a self-reliant outdoorsman. and if anybody could survive this, lucas could. the family remains hopeful because among the debris found so far they say there was evidence he ejected. >>> developing stories to keep an eye on for you. will he or won't he get the nod? hoping to become the next secretary of defense, former senator chuck hagel answers tough questions from the senate armed services commit. the white house i
NBC
Feb 1, 2013 4:00am PST
, president obama put immigration reform at the top of his agenda. >> now's the time. >> reporter: and he wasn't the only one. >> and we have an obligation and the need to address the reality of the situation we face. >> reporter: from tornadoes, to snowstorms to intense weather tore through the country. anticipate others. in australia flooding caused one family to get strand and luckily rescued. another town in australia woke up to sea foam, lots of sea foam. more amazing video from abroad. this time from china where a truck overturned barely missing a materialist. and another story, an army veteran who lost all four of his limbs underwent an arm strands plant. and back in d.c. president obama brought on the miami heat and showed some love for hilary. >> i think what did evolve is a friendship. >> reporter: who's the top dog? these are the most popular breeds. golden retrievers and g-shepherds are hot, these dogs are hip. but not all animals had a good week. iran said it launched a rocket containing a monkey into space. >> they did release a photo. this is the alleged iranian space mo
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 9:00am EST
. >>> president obama is getting ready to make immigration reform a priority. the president heads to las vegas next week in hopes of reigniting negotiations toward overhauling immigration. the plan includes increased border security, penalties for businesses that employ unauthorized immigrants and improvements to the immigration system. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonald says he's against a proposed change to how the commonwealth tallied electoral votes. if this system was in place this past november, president obama would have lost to mitt romney in virginia despite winning the state's popular vote. democrats oppose the change saying it was a power play to rig elections. republicans are catching heat from seemingly every side. a new poll shows 49% view the gop unfavorably compared to just 26% who have a positive view. the democrats are doing much better with a 44% favorable rating compared to 38% unfavorable. former mississippi governor and rnc chairman haley barber says it will take some work, but the gop will bounce back in 2014. >> we've got a lot of work to do. we've got some cleani
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
people died when a military plane went down. >>> president obama will make good on his promise to make immigration reform one of the top priorities of his second term. he'll travel to las vegas to unveil his plan to implement some of the most sweeping immigration reforms in decades. the white house won't say what his proposal includes but it will likely be similar to the measure a bipartisan group of senators announced yesterday. >> we want a bipartisan bill that solves the problem and becomes law. we recognize that in order to pass bipartisan legislation, none of us can get everything we want. >> the white house says the president's plan will be similar to the blueprint he first released in 2011. it focuses on four areas, a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, better border security. a streamlined legal immigration system and a better way for businesses to check their employees' immigration status. >>> local civil rights leaders say now is the time tore immigration reform. they say the election is proof this country is ready for action. maryland voters for e
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 5:00am EST
immigration debate. we hear their story as president obama prepares to lay out his immigration reform proposal. >> outside, temperatures aren't too terrible. things are calm but some areas are dealing with some fogment you may want the umbrella for part of the morning. >> good morning everyone. i'm angie goff in for aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm eun yang. the weather is clear. that means no school delays. that's welcome thus to parents in arlington. the arlington school district was the only one inside the beltway to close yesterday rather than a two-hour delay. many parents we talked to still don't agree with the school system's decision to cancel school. >> instead of getting ready for work, we're having a who is going to do what when conversation because they're in school. we work while they're at school. it definitely throws us for a loop. >> the school district defends the decision saying erred on the side of caution because there was icing in the forecast. >>> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with a look at how much we'll warm up today. it sure felt nice compared to the
NBC
Jan 27, 2013 6:00am EST
, president obama is wasting no time to push his message when it comes to reform. are you surprised how fast these conversations are happening? >>. no because republicans have a vested interest. in their examination trying to reach out to latino voters, this has been a good way do that. the republican party ride to take on before under president bush and they were unsuccessful. they're really speaking constructively, democrats and republicans together. it doesn't mean that the legislation is going to happen because there's still a question of what you do with illegal immigrants who are here now. dhou they go to the back of line as it were. do they have to leave the country? there are difficult elements to it. i think it's something that is going to be an area of bipartisan. >> wanted to ask you about democratic and republican shifting. senator tom harkin announcing he will not seek reelection is a bit of a surprise, the head of an influential committee. then you have paul ryan, who is going to be your exclusive guest. if there was one lesson approximate this election, wasn't it that
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
groups. >>> president obama hopes for some form of immigration reform within six months. in an interviewer with telemundo, he says the plan has to include a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country, and it's time for congress to act. >> we've been working on this for a long time. we know what the issues are. i've got a bill drafted. we've got language. we know what's needed when it comes to border securitiment we know what's need when it comes to dealing with employers who may unlawfully hire undocumented workers. we know what a pathway to citizenship looks like and what the criteria should be. >> the president says republicans and democrats have to come together to resolve this issue. the house and senate are working on separate proposals right now. >>> right now vice president joe biden is preparing for his first overseas trip of the second term. he will visit germany, france, and the u.k. the vice president's first stop will be at the munich security conference. he spoke at the start of the president's firm test term four years ago. >>> a
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:30am EST
. >>> president obama says he hopes for some form of immigration reform this year. in an interview with telemundo, the president says he is looking for the reforms to be completed within six months. the president's plan includes a path to citizenship for 11 million inmates already in the country. the -- inimmigrants already in the country. the president says democrats and republicans must come together to solve the issue. the senate and house are working on separate proposals. >>> this morning, no reported issues on metro's green line after chaos and confusion during the evening rush. the transit agency says the trouble started when an insulator started smoking. an emergency responder with d.c. fire powered down a section of the track between the anacostia and navy yard stations. two packed trains came to a stop inside the tunnel. passengers say metro failed at keeping them updated on the situation. >> people couldn't breathe, that was the main thing. they were trying to open the doors. main thing for me, no safety measures were given, no information was given to help people in panic si
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
republicans and democrats say they need to address it. for president obama, immigration reform is a first term promise not kept. for republicans, it could be a key to winning in 2016. last year 70% of hispanics voted for president obama. "today in the bay's" tracie potts live on capitol hill this morning. democrats and republicans say they have come up with a compromise. big announcement set for later  today. what do we know about it so far? >> what we know is we got a sneak peek at the short document that they are releasing today. it's sort of a frame work for what they want to do later. it would include more border patrol. more people at the border and also better equipment there. employers verification system keeping them responsible for hiring people who are illegal and stiffening the penalties for that. a guest worker program and preserving the ability to hire immigrants in agriculture jobs specifically but tying that to the unemployment rate. more jobs available in the u.s. more people can be hired and vice versa and green cards for people who graduate in this country with sc
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 5:00am PST
monitor that. it's 5:42 right now. >>> today president obama will outline his immigration reform plan. he wants to beef up borders and keep 11 million illegal immigrants in this country. "today in the bay's" tracie potts joins us live with more details on president obama's plan. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's expected to be similar to what the democrats and republicans here on capitol hill pitched yesterday. two big components of that are border security and a path to citizenship for the so-called 11 million immigrants who are already in this country illegally. here's the deal. conservatives want to make sure border security is ensured first before the 11 million immigrants are guaranteed the right to stay or the process to stay. it will be a process what they have put in place in this plan are background checks, fines, learning dpli ining english, a things to get to the back of the line to apply for citizenship. a lot of details to be worked out. civic and labor groups say they support this. they don't want to see it happen in a piecemeal fashion. in addition to t
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am EST
preexisting condition. so when president obama passed health care reform, it was personal. and governor romney says he would repeal obamacare and put insurance companies back in charge of a woman's health, that is personal, to. >> debbie wasserman schultz joins me live spent good afternoon. barack obama's fight is for the middle-class and working families. we've had 29 straight months of job growth now. >> president obama was resolute and clear, and he showed that as commander-in-chief he's been able to reestablish relationships and alliances that were in pattern spent election day is 51 days from today. >> we need to do everything in our power to out vocal lies, out organize and out work the other side. >> we are focused on executing the largest most significant grassroots presidential campai campaign. we have eclipsed them in early voting. we ran circles around them on the ground game. >> raise your hand if you have already voted. that's what i'm talking about. >> we still have voters in line across the country we encourage them to stay in line. >> barack obama will be reelected presi
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00am PST
, tracy. >> among with the gun control congress begins the debate over immigration reform. the two sides trying to sort out differences between their plan and president obama's version. one key issue, how long it will take for people already living in the u.s. illegally to become citizens. immigrants, they say five years. congress wants the border secured first which could take time. >> we believe in immigration. we believe in law. we shouldn't reward those who violate the law. >> it will lift these individuals out of the shadows. >> a bipartisan group is pushing a bill to keep more high tech foreign workers here in the country. >> today is a day of observance in california in honor of an oakland man. japanese american fred kor irk matsu refused to enter an interment camp. the case would lead the supreme court to examine the legality of the camp. in 2010 then governor arnold schwarzenegger declared january 30 fred korimatsu day. utah has followed suit. rob is here for christina loren. like the 49ers the weather forecast gets better and better. >> who's got it better than us? >> nob
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 4:30am PST
. president obama will be rallying for support on his vision for immigration reform. the president will be in las vegas today to push his proposal to give millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship. mr. obama will also talk about making improvements to the legal immigration system and trying to secure our borders. the speech comes a day after a bipartisan group of u.s. senators laid out a similar comprehensive plan for reform. >>> and on capitol hill, massachusetts senator john kerry all set to become the next secretary of state. the u.s. senate expected to confirm kerry to that post when it votes sometime today. he will replace hillary clinton of course who is stepping down as secretary of state. meantime, a special election being set up later on in june in massachusetts to fill kerry's seat in the senate. >>> it's 4:49. "star wars" 3-d put on hold. we'll tell you why lucas film stopped production. >>> a follow-up to pg&e's plans to evict those small little wooden gnomes all over oakland. see what happened when the utility company found the man who made them. >>> traffic look
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
have elected president obama, and we will wait to see what he is going to do. >> the president will unveil his plan for comprehensive immigration reform. >> he made it clear on this. >> his plan is expected to mirror the broad strokes of a group of senators. it will probably be more progressive. >> this is a big, fat amnesty bill. it is all about manipulating voters. >> a path to citizenship. lawmakers struck an optimistic note. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. >> we need to make a definite decision about helping the millions of people who are undocumented in this country. >> the debate could heat up as early as this spring. charles schumer hopes to have a legislative draft by march. >> it sounds like lawmakers are optimistic that this will be the year for change. >> so why now? 7% of latinos voted for president obama in november. you are seeing some republicans considering backing immigration reform could help them politically with the group. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the super bowl means super spending when it comes to parties. americans wi
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 8:00pm EST
that reform looks like it will fall much of what president obama wants. if that goes through, that is perfectly constitutional. you get the government you vote for, that you deserve and this is the government you have. if you oppose the republicans in the senate for reaching this agreement, your recourse is to replace those members. host: going back to your comments about the president paused use of drones and how he fights the war on terror -- guest: every president has said he is facing problems that his predecessors did not have to face and that is why he is asking for more power. three people have to be highly skeptical of that. drones an important technology. they are not so vastly different nor is the war on terror so vastly different as to excuse the creation of an imperial presidency. this president, at least his administration, has said they will reserve the right to do drone strikes in countries that are posed to them. the american people dismiss the concerns are countries that raise his objections. we can debate whether pakistan is probably saying they want grown attacks bu
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 4:30am PST
. >> this morning congress start it is debate over immigration reform. the two sides trying to sort out differences between the plan and president obama's version. one key issue how long it will take for people in the u.s. to become citizens. they say five years but congress wants the borders secured first which could take time. >> we believe in immigration. we shouldn't be rewarding those who violate the low. >> people were with here 20, 30 years. >> it won't be a quick process. it will be a fair process. it will lift these out of the shadows. >> in a related effort a bipartisan group is pushing a bill to keep more high tech foreign workers here in this country. >> your morning cup of joe or thermos may cost you more. >> she fills up on the petrol. plus, why playing the role of steve jobs pay send ashton kutcher to the hospital. >> yikes. looking over here, nothing like that going on for the peninsula. a smooth drive. we'll bring you the crossings of the bay coming up. >> as we follow the 49ers' quest for six it is always nice to look back at the history of the franchise. win number fi
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm EST
leaders who will clearly and boldly state the case for reform. if that means blocking obama's agenda or passing our reforms and have obama explain why he is opposed to them. we should articulate our goals and policy programmings and explain them. >> tom cotton of arkansas. [applause] >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. i'm the director of the at the heritage society. welcome to our conversation about life. it is strategically timed on this 40th anniversary on the infamous roe v. wade decision. hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the mall to march for life. thank you for standing for life. a generation and a half have grown up in the shadow of roe. we are thankful for those pro life leaders who have cast life into the darkness created by the ethic of roe. today, we are joined we -- by foreof the lights. chuck donovon is the president of the institute. chuck has served the pro life cause at the national right to life committee in the reagan administration at the family research council and most recently with the at the hear taj -- heritage center. he serves in the family life
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